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  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map

    WASHINGTON – Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 20 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man for years has ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Defense bill includes New Philadelphia provision

    BARRY – Illinois’ senators say federal defense legislation includes a request to study if a National Park designation is merited for the New Philadelp ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Kane County morgue reopening delayed until January

    GENEVA – The Kane County Coroner’s Office will be outsourcing forensic operations to DuPage County a bit longer than hoped.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Outdoor sales at planned Thornton's gas station in Algonquin up for approval

    ALGONQUIN – Village board members are preparing to give Thornton's permission to have outdoor sales.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • House approves $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Bara ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan threaded a rhetorical needle in an unprecedented televised news conference at CIA headquarters Thursday, acknow ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Approved state checks limited after Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies

    SPRINGFIELD — As state officials contemplate replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the clock is running down for those dependent on the checks ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:37 pm
  • Illinois governors have filled 16 vacancies since 1848

    SPRINGFIELD — Since the unexpected death of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Gov. Pat Quinn has said he's researching the history of gubernator ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 6:27 pm
  • House GOP confident of finishing spending measure

    WASHINGTON — Confident House Republicans pressed ahead with a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday despite persistent grumbling among ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends

    WASHINGTON – Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Bruce Rauner reviews options on Pat Quinn deal to end Illinois Lottery contract

    CHICAGO – State officials' handling of an Illinois Lottery agreement became the latest bump in the handoff between gubernatorial administrations as Go ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:42 am
  • CIA fights back against Senate's torture report findings

    WASHINGTON – Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harrowing torture practices after ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:25 pm
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